Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Missouri: Proposed Law Would Make Drunk Drivers Liable For Child Support

From KWTV:

Surviving children of parents who were taken away by other drunk drivers need care and support. A woman in Missouri proposed a law to require drunk drivers to pay child support when an accident they cause kills a parent or parents.

This woman lost three loved ones including an infant grandson in a recent accident involving an allegedly drunk driver. While pushing Missouri legislators to support this proposed law, she named the law after a surviving grandson called "Bentley's Law."

Currently, Missouri State Representative plans to introduce "Bentley's Law" during the next legislative session. It is believed that proposed law could deter drunk drivers. At the same time, surviving children without parents need some help.

Read more here.

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